The crowd at Camden Yards erupted Sunday when Nolan Reimold hammered a pinch-hit, walkoff home run in the ninth inning to cap the Orioles' three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians.
But no place was louder than Suite 48, where the Bowling Green State University Alumni Association gathered to watch Reimold, the only Falcon currently in the majors. Disappointed that Reimold didn't start, the fellow alums hoped that Reimold would get into the game.
With two outs and a runner on second, O's manager Buck Showalter sent the right-handed batting Reimold up to pinch-hit for Julio Borbon, a left-handed batter, even though Indians closer Cody Allen, a right-hander, was on the mound.
While Reimold's fans in Suite 48 were just hoping for a single to knock in Pedro Alvarez from second base, he sent everyone home happy by crushing a home run to left-center field.
It was a storybook ending for Reimold -- and the BG fans in attendance.
Editor's note: The writer is a 1988 Bowling Green graduate.